For brothers Stan and James Aman, there is something beautiful in the natural grains and even the imperfections of a piece of wood.
“When you take that piece of wood out of that tree, you don’t see the beauty – you discover the beauty as you begin to remove wood and you begin to see what it looks like,” Stan Aman said.
Stan Aman learned woodworking 50 years ago as a high school senior. He first turned wood on a lathe while a graduate student at Auburn University. He worked as an educator, first in public schools and then as a college professor and administrator. He returned to this woodworking when he retired.
Three years, ago, Stan taught his older brother, retired homebuilder James Aman, how to make bowls, vases, platters and even pens through woodturning. Read more.